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With all three short film categories offered — Animated, Live Action and Documentary — this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar® pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country, don't miss this year's selection of shorts, presented in virtual cinemas by Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. The Academy Awards® take place Sunday, April 25th.

Oscar®-Nominated Short Films 2021: Documentary


A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION – Ben Proudfoot, Kris Bowers (U.S., 13 min.)

A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.


A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA – Sophia Nahli Allison, Janice Duncan (U.S., 19 min.)

A dreamlike portrait of a vibrant 15-year-old girl whose shooting death sparks the 1992 Los Angeles riots.


COLETTE – Anthony Giacchino, Alice Doyard (France/Germany/U.S., 24 min.)

Resistance took courage in Nazi-occupied France. Now 75 years later, facing one's ghosts may take even more.


DO NOT SPLIT – Anders Hammer, Charlotte Cook (U.S./Norway, 35 min.)

The story of the 2019 Hong Kong protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protestors that escalate into conflict when highly armed police appear on the scene.


HUNGER WARD – Skye Fitzgerald, Michael Scheuerman (U.S., 40 min.)

Inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, two female health care workers are fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.

Treat as RATED R. Films include themes intended for mature audiences as well as graphic imagery of malnourished children in HUNGER WARD.

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